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Sue Dremann

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About Sue
Sue Dremann is a veteran journalist who joined the Palo Alto Weekly in 2001. She is an award-winning breaking news and general assignment reporter who also covers the regional environmental, health and crime beats.

She has covered plane crashes, murders, police shootings and other breaking news stories. Sue has written about the Bay Area's dwindling water supply, drought, wildfires and COVID-19.

Her feature stories have included a series on families' struggles to help loved ones with severe mental illness, immigration and deportation, a man's search for his father's killer, a local Native American tribe's quest for recognition, a couple's tale of being lost in the wilderness, an investigation into the city of Palo Alto's flawed response to a 911 call and tracking a local serial killer's deadly trail.

When not working, she enjoys being with her husband, their pets. She can often be found seeking out interesting natural environments and wildflowers.
Stories by Sue
Regional deal may help Caltrain avert cuts
Drastic cuts to Caltrain rail service are likely to be averted, Steve Heminger, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's executive director, told the commission's Planning and Allocations Committee Wednesday.
[Friday, March 11, 2011]

Study: Coffee may lower stroke risk for women
Women who drink more than one cup of coffee a day might have a 22 to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, according to a new study announced today by the American Heart Association.
[Thursday, March 10, 2011]

VTA approves Caltrain funding recommendations
Solving Caltrain's short-term crisis got a kick-start Thursday night (March 3) from Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) after its board of directors voted to approve a $7.2 million reimbursement payment to Caltrain.
[Friday, March 4, 2011]

VTA board to vote tonight on Caltrain funding
The Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) board will vote tonight (March 3) on whether to recommend financial support for Caltrain.
[Thursday, March 3, 2011]

Ultimatum to East Palo Alto gangs: 'Get a job'
East Palo Alto police called in 11 gang members who are at risk for committing more crimes to a sit-down meeting Tuesday afternoon to warn them they will be targeted for arrest and long prison terms if they persist in committing crimes.
[Wednesday, March 2, 2011]

Marguerite shuttle route expands
Major changes to the popular Stanford Marguerite free shuttle, which include expanding the service, began Tuesday.
[Tuesday, March 1, 2011]

Fixes to dangerous Palo Alto intersection get green light
When the signal light turns green at El Camino Real and Stanford Avenue in Palo Alto, pedestrians step off the curb and into the most dangerous intersection along El Camino in Palo Alto. Next week, $1.3 million worth of safety improvements will begin, aimed at reining in the risk, city officials said.
[Saturday, February 26, 2011]

Accused killer Elarms competency exam OKd
The man accused of killing East Palo Alto community activist David Lewis in a Hillsdale Shopping Center parking garage last June might will be examined by two court-appointed doctors to determine if he is competent to stand trial.
[Wednesday, February 23, 2011]

Palo Alto police apprehend robbery suspect
Palo Alto police have arrested a San Jose man in connection with the robberies of a pizza delivery man and a woman whose purse was snatched as she returned home.
[Tuesday, February 22, 2011]

Stanford, Packard nurses OK potential strike
Nurses for Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals voted overwhelmingly in favor of a possible strike on Thursday (Feb. 17) night.
[Friday, February 18, 2011]